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"American Pie" Lyrics - What Do They Mean? Don McLean wrote the song "American Pie" in 1971. What do the Lyrics mean? Verse 1 A long, long time ago... American Pie was written in 1971 and the time McLean is going to talk about is the 1950's. This seems like a long time ago 'cause of all the turmoil that occurred in the 60's. I can still remember how that music used to make me smile. And I knew if I had my chance, that I could make those people dance, and maybe they'd be happy for a while. But February made me shiver Buddy Holly died on February 3, 1959 in a plane crash in Iowa. With every paper I'd deliver Donny boy's only other job besides songwriting was a paper boy. Bad news on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step This story was obviously on the frickn' front page and made McLean freeze in his tracks.

I can't remember if I cried He can't remember if he cried. When I read about his widowed bride Holly's wife was pregnant when the accident occurred and soon after had a miscarriage. The day the music died. Verse 2 Verse 3 Verse 4. Quora. 42 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself. Are you someone who likes to grow? Do you constantly seek to improve yourself and become better? If you do, then we have something in common. I’m very passionate about personal growth. It was just 4 years ago when I discovered my passion for growing and helping others grow. At that time, I was 22 and in my final year of university. As I thought about the meaning of life, I realized there was nothing more meaningful than to pursue a life of development and betterment.

It is through improving ourselves that we get the most out of life. SEE ALSO: How to Better Yourself One Day at a Time After 1.5 years of actively pursuing growth and helping others to grow through my personal development blog, I realize there is never an end to the journey of self improvement. As a passionate advocate of growth, I’m continuously looking for ways to self-improve. Read a book every day. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this article or anything about personal growth. Image © kevindooley. The 50 most interesting articles on Wikipedia | Holly Brockwell. Deep in the bowels of the internet, I came across an exhaustive list of interesting Wikipedia articles by Ray Cadaster. It’s brilliant reading when you’re bored, so I got his permission to post the top 50 here. Bookmark it, start reading, and become that person who’s always full of fascinating stuff you never knew about.

The top 50 Wikipedia articles by interestingness 1. *Copybot is not responsible for the hours and hours that disappeared while you were exploring this list. Edit: If you enjoyed this list, I’ve since posted 50 more of Wikipedia’s most interesting articles. Like this: Like Loading... Related 50 more of Wikipedia's most interesting articles The 50 most interesting articles on Wikipedia post on this blog has had heaps of interest. In "Copybot articles" The 30 best comments from my Daily Mail article Today, the Daily Mail published a piece by me about trying to get my tubes tied on the NHS, similar to the one I wrote for the Guardian in January. In "Interesting" 20 Psychological Life Hacks That Will Change Every Damn Thing For You. Who doesn’t love hacks? After all they make your life a tad bit easier. But when these hacks actually make you win at life, you’ve got to sit up and take notes.

From the depths of this wonderful place called internet, we compile a list of 20 psychological life hacks that will give you a one up in any kind of social situation. Yes, you’re welcome! 1) If you ask someone a question and they only partially answer, then just wait. If you stay silent and maintain eye contact, they will usually continue talking. © Unsplash 2) When a group of people laugh, people will instinctively look at the person they feel closest to in that group.

Good way to know who wants to sleep with you, right? 3) If you get yourself to be really happy and excited to see other people, they will react the same to you. . © robcartwrightphotography 4) Chew gum when you're approaching a situation that would make you nervous like public speaking or bungee jumping. . © Pinterest 5) Pay attention to people's feet.

. © pexels (dot) com. Phone Buying Guide. "Which phone should I buy? " This is the single most common question readers like you ask phone reviewers like us every day. We get it -- it can be a challenge, especially with superb choices such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6S Plus. But depending on your price range and what's available where you live, the new phone you should be getting may not be a flagship -- it could turn out to be the Nokia Lumia 640 or one of the many Motorola Moto Gs. On the bright side, options are a good thing, so long as you're armed with the knowledge necessary to make smart shopping decisions. Sit tight as we lay out what you need to know to find the best new device for you. For more top smartphone picks, check out CNET's list of favorite phones. Three key phone-shopping essentials 1. Contract or no contract, chances are high that once you commit to a new phone, you'll hang onto it for a while.

Read: How to sell your phone for cash 2. 3. Cell phone types Smartphones Messaging or feature phones Basic phones. What is the story of Rahul Yadav, founder and CEO of Here Is The Story Of Alibaba's Rise. Businessinsider. Edward de Bono - The Father of Lateral Thinking and Creativity. EDWARD DE BONO - BIOGRAPHY | Edward de Bono. Library Edward de Bono was born in Malta in 1933. He attended St Edward's College, Malta, during World War II and then the University of Malta where he qualified in medicine. He proceeded, as a Rhodes Scholar, to Christ Church, Oxford, where he gained an honours degree in psychology and physiology and then a D.Phil in medicine.

He also holds a Ph.D from Cambridge and an MD from the University of Malta. Dr Edward de Bono is one of the very few people in history who can be said to have had a major impact on the way we think. He has written numerous books with translations into 34 languages (all the major languages plus Hebrew, Arabic, Bahasa, Urdu, Slovene, Turkish etc).

He has been invited to lecture in 52 countries around the world. In the University of Buenos Aires five faculties use his books as required reading. In 1988 he was awarded the first Capire prize in Madrid for a significant contribution to humankind. Traditional thinking is to do with analysis, judgment and argument.